Peter’s MBB coaching methodology not only provides hands-on practice but draws me go back repeatedly to find applications in rare failure analysis DOE project, at various voltage/current/temperature boundaries/out boundaries, by isolating and duplicating across customer super-module, lab system tool vs. OEM standalone motion box and OEM module levels. This modeling serves my team as an insightful regression model as well as training guide for gap finding, future complex testing and reliability acceptance. Great value-add!
Johnny Chao, Director at Modeling & Strategic Solutions at Insourcing Alliance Venture
As my Master Black Belt instructor, Peter combined significant expertise with the ability to deliver technical subject matter in a practical way in the classroom. His breadth of experience allows him to relate well to students from a wide array of industries. The class was appropriately challenging and provided me with lessons from which I continue to draw today, even though I took this course nearly seven years prior to this recommendation.
Matt Lanius, Senior Consultant at C3 Consulting
I’ve worked with Peter over the past 15 years, starting at the initial years of large scale deployments of Lean Six Sigma in America. I’ve seen the program he has put together at 6Sigma.us and find it a solid program for companies and individuals looking to gain a foundation in the world of Lean Six Sigma and the ability to apply the principles for business process improvements.
Doug Conklin, Lean Six Sigma Deployment Executive /Management Consultant
I enjoyed George Woodley as my Black Belt trainer in Toronto. It was obvious that George was incredibly knowledgeable in six sigma. His vast real life, hands on experience, earned him a lot of credibility with the class. His passion for six sigma helped us through some of the dryer areas of the course. Having a physical disability, the way he easily integrated me into the exercises for the course was welcoming. I highly recommend George to any organization serious about improving quality in process, product, or service.
David Dame, Enterprise Agile Adoption Change Agent, Agile Coach, and Software Quality Assurance Professional
Since 2004, George has been my Sensei and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. George certified me as a Black Belt and Master Black Belt, as well as provided mentoring and training support to my team when I was Deployment Leader at American Red Cross Biomedical Services. Since 2006 George has partnered with my company, HKP Pro-Active Solutions (also doing business as HKPO Lean Six Sigma Experts), providing services on numerous contracts. Services provided have included training Black Belts and Green Belts, providing Master Black Belt Project Oversight, statistical analysis, reviewing, developing training materials and project/program leadership. Valuable roles that George has worked for HKPO include serving as a Master Black Belt and Project/Program Leader for the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Central Recruiting Office (CRO) and Employee Operations (EO) Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) Projects, and serving as a Master Black Belt to Bridge Green Belts to Black Belts for the Roche Group. George brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to HKPO Lean Six Sigma Experts and I look forward to continuing our work together.
Jennifer Ralston, Process Improvement – Lean Six Sigma Expert Practitioner, HKP Pro-Active Solutions
Eric Edwin, Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Master Consultant at 6Sigma.us, is one of the elite Instructors and Six Sigma Mentors I have ever pursued instruction and advice. I successfully completed his Six Sigma Master Black Belt training and certification during 1st Quarter of 2012. He is a very smart perfectionist, has no problem to work hard when necessary. A keen Six Sigma Master Black Belt, a person you can trust when you want to be sure that important questions will be answered in a logical, systematic and precise way. He has extensive knowledge and skills, and his approachable, open-minded practice cannot be overestimated.
Charles Baugh, Experienced Process Improvement Leader with fervent Lean Six Sigma Knowledge
Joe was my Master Black Belt instructor during my American Society for Quality Black Belt training in Philadelphia, PA. I have invested many years of college and education in the fields of Process Improvement and Management and throughout these years I have crossed paths with a couple professors who truly invested a genuine interest in preparing me for my professional career. The value that Joe provides is second to none! Joe’s teaching, mentoring and coaching style clearly rank at the top of my list of educators. The following are key characteristics of Mr. Basala’s that were significant to my Black Belt Six Sigma certification and also separated him from many past educators: impeccable classroom facilitation, a strong comprehensive knowledge and experience in Six Sigma, inimitable feedback and overall “First Class” business knowledge. Without the superlative and personable instruction from Mr. Basala, my Six Sigma career would be limited.
Mark Kerns, QI SIGMA Consulting, Inc
Joe is a well-respected, highly qualified Six Sigma instructor. He cares about his students and goes beyond in expectations. Friendly, honest, and always up-front with communications.
Kimberley Moch, QI SIGMA Consulting, Inc
Joe is an experienced go-to professional that executes superbly with his customers. He has contributed to to the delight of my customers on several engagements and count him as a very capable individual to send into challenging situations.
John Evelyn, QI SIGMA Consulting, Inc
On more than one occasion Joe was my go-to guy to parachute in and provide short notice support for a number of our projects in Latin America. In the 90’s, no matter what socioeconomic situation presented itself in the likes of Chile, Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela, or Colombia, Joe would take the assignment. At the time, being at the epicenter of a historic US quality movement, Joe was an outstanding ambassador to an eager audience looking to duplicate the successes of continuous improvement both in government and industry. Last, his command and mastery in navigating Category 4 white water rapids was something I personally witnessed and can attest to.
James Zilli, Director, Business Development, Southern California at Jade Global
Joe and team kicked off one of the 1st BPI/SixSig efforts at Dell Inc. in 1997. The effort was focused around the returns process and netted quick sustained gains that are being realized today.
Joseph Weis, Program Manager Federal OCONUS at Total Quality Consulting
Joe is an excellent consultant. He although he is also a top notch trainer/presenter, his strong consulting skills stand out. He is excellent at determining the needs of the customer, completing the detailed planning pre-work, and facilitating any process improvement session. The process mapping/process improvement model tat he developed is simple and extremely effective. I have always known his clients to be thrilled with the outcomes.
Marjorie Hook, Total Quality Consulting
Joe is a detail oriented professional. He has the ability to transform business processes into process flows and maps to characterize opportunity for business improvement. His knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma has been enabled him to transform multiple poor performing business processes into highly effective revenue generating and saving opportunities. I would recommend Joe for any tough process you may have that needs immediate attention and swift results.
Tyrone Butler, Total Quality Consulting
It gives me pleasure to write this recommendation for Joe Ficalora whose service at URL Pharma has been nothing short of excellent. I originally hired Joe to supplement my process engineer’s Six Sigma and pure statistics capabilities wherein he set in place a program for monitoring 18 of our high-volume commercial products consistent with the requirements of the FDA Process Validation Guidance, Stage 3. Joe’s depth and breadth of knowledge became clear and he played additional roles in root cause analyses and R&D. Consistently, he’s met deadlines and has worked very well with our staffs and our management. Joe also resolved 2 thorny issues for us, each with potential consequences. One involved an extensive diagnosis, DoE and inferential statistics. The other was of the needle-in-a-haystack variety with limited data availability. The resolutions were insightful, important and defensible. Most recently, Joe tailored a course training 9 Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and provides ongoing mentorship to those seeking their full certifications. Due to Joe’s contributions and excellent work, I retained him for over 1 year. Joe’s contributions have been wholly beneficial and, as such, has earned this recommendation.
Steve Zebovitz, Sigma Process Improvements, LLC
Joe, like precious metals, is a rare find and worth more than the market can bear. I met Joe first in 1999, and it was my pleasure to work with him at Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc. His knowledge, his ability to teach, and his gracious demeanor to everyone he encounters engendered my trust and confidence in this man. He is both an academician and a clinician of engineering and statistics. He is a problem solver and a leader. I have watched Joe consult the most difficult of customers, and emerge victorious in every count. He helps his customers succeed, and that success is what drives him every day. While I might fawn over Joe’s capabilities, I assure the reader there is no overstatement to anything I have said. I confess – I admire his skill, and I wish I had a quarter of it. If you are considering Joe in any capacity. Don’t dwell on it long – You just might lose your chance to work with him!
Scott McGregor, Managing Director at QMx Consulting, LLC
I have had the pleasure of working with Joe as a facilitator and eventually as a deployment partner. Joe is passionate about Six Sigma and that passion is contagious. Joe drives excellence and helps organizations achieve higher levels of performance by staying focused and on track. Our association goes back almost 10 years now and he never waivers in his methods, actions and professional delivery.
Chuck Gillis, Principal Consultant at Work Stream Consulting
During the past few years, I have had the opportunity to work with Joe as a guest trainer when Joe is the Master Trainer. Joe loves what he does for a living, he is passionate about process improvement and it shows! His audiences always appreciate his wit, expertise, and caring. He is fun to work with, a content expert, and incredibly focused on results.
Regina M. Clark, Consultant
Joe’s ability to bring focus and order out of disarray, recommend and steer projects to increase value and quality, and bring unique perspectives to the organization have been invaluable. But equally important, his high personal and business ethical standards are a testament to his character.
Robert Kreisler, Sigma Process Improvements, LLC
I had very nice opportunity to cooperate with Joe when we installed Lean Product Development program in Europe some time ago.I was surprised by Joe´s wide and expert level of new product development process knowledge. I got several very valuable recommendations how to do things easy with maximum impact on results. Joe is strong customer oriented person with business sense, very good coach and mentor. I very appreciate his friendly and patient approach. I´m really happy that I met Joe and I have cooperated with him and hope there will be another cooperation opportunity.
Pavel Urban, Vice-Chair Enterprise Councilor Program at ASQ
I have known Dr. Richard Lynch for over 20 years and personally saw his work as a colleague at both SBTI and Six Sigma Academy. Richard is that perfect blend of theoretical and practical statistician. That plus his over 10 years of lean and six sigma consulting make him a most valuable addition to any consulting team or organization. I strongly recommend Richard.
Patrick Spagon, Sr. Statistician at Six Sigma Academy
Sam was an excellent teacher. He kept focus on the most important aspects of the Six Sigma program. He was patient and understanding in helping students through the more difficult aspects of the program.
Mike Janus, Corrections and Quality consultant
I have known Sam for almost 10 years and found him to be an exemplary professional. Sam is one of the most talented technology managers I’ve had the pleasure of working for. He has the drive to make others around him successful.
Alexander Barr, Delta Sigma Solutions, LLC
Loon Kok Tan
LK is a great asset supporting the implementation of TQM. He has excellent training skills and solid knowledge of Process Improvement Tools such as Lean and Six Sigma. His personality attracts professionals of all levels and cultural backgrounds, this and his reliability make him a great consultant to be used by medium and large size firms in the process improvement and operational excellence arena.
Simon Beyk, Business Process Optimization Manager, IPM